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1. Which Survival Trial are you competing in:

STX Sundowner 24 hrs

2. Names of Competitor(s):

David Weaver

3. Team Name or Solo Callsign:

Bigbird

4. Age of Competitor(s):

53

5. Occupation:

Law Enforcement

6. Hometown:

Taos, NM

7. Brief Description of Each Team Member: (hobbies, strengths, weaknesses, racing background, shooting background, etc…)

53 year old paper pusher….with occasional stapling of said papers.

I have been in law enforcement for almost 25 years. In my career I have been incredibly fortunate to have had outstanding mentors, and I have been allowed to do things that some people only dream about. Rescue Diver, SRT, Narcotics, Patrol, and now Admin.

8. Why Do You Want to Compete in the Survival Trial?

As my career has proceeded I have moved further into the office and off of the street. During this process I haveallowed other things to take the place of a healthy life style, and soon I found myself being a big blob sitting at a desk.

A few years ago I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. I started moving my body, watching what I stuffed in my face, and eventually lost 70 lbs.

I then decided that every year I was going to do something to challenge myself. This year my challenge is the Survival Trial STX Sundowner 24 hr.

In preparation for this, I finally had my knee operated on (December 2014). The surgery was a huge success (Just a torn meniscus, so I wasn’t a huge surgery). After I was released from the Physical Therapy folks I continued my work out regiment. My workout strategy is simply: I make sure I do something everyday. Weights, running, Cross fit sessions, or just walking.

Tomorrows workout: My wife has decided that it will be to move old rail road ties from the front yard, and then help her finish the laundry. I don’t know which is worst…lugging wood all over or folding socks.

9. What Are Your Goals with the Survival Trial?

My goals are simple. Don’t get horribly lost, Keep a sense of humor, make sure there is no need for a medical helicopter to locate me, and finish with a smile on my face.

10. List any other pertinent information that you feel would be helpful for potential sponsors to know about you:

I think that pretty much covers it……unless one of the sponsors is Dunkin Donuts…in that case, I would really like a chocolate éclair when I finish.